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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Joe call a Wop?
(a) Fatt.
(b) Himself.
(c) The Voice.
(d) Lefty.

2. In what war do 12 million men die?
(a) The Iraqi War.
(b) World War I.
(c) World War II.
(d) The Vietnam Conflict.

3. What does Fatt do after Joe comes forward?
(a) Sits at the end of the table.
(b) Turns his back to Joe.
(c) Sits and relights his cigar.
(d) Stands and crosses his arms.

4. What is Fayette's attitude about death and war?
(a) Families should be paid when soldiers die in war.
(b) Fayette believes death in war is honorable.
(c) Death is a good way to become a hero.
(d) War serves no useful purpose and life is wasted.

5. What does Edna threaten to do if Joe does not change his behavior?
(a) Buy herself a fancy new dress.
(b) Get a job at a diner.
(c) Move in with her best friend.
(d) Run away with an old boyfriend.

6. Who are the two main characters in Scene 3?
(a) Fayette and Siegfried.
(b) Siegfried and Miller.
(c) Miller and Fatt.
(d) Miller and Fayette.

7. What two unions have failed at past strikes?
(a) Teamsters and canners.
(b) Textile and steel.
(c) Textile and taxi drivers.
(d) Dock and auto workers.

8. How does Odets foreshadow some of the main characters in the play?
(a) Blacklists them for expulsion from the union.
(b) Has them all speak in Scene 1.
(c) Reveals each one slowly as the "voice."
(d) Makes them members of the workers' committee.

9. How does Joe feel about being the man of the house?
(a) He does not believe women can think for themselves.
(b) He wishes he could be a kid again.
(c) He likes making the important decisions.
(d) That's just the way it is.

10. What does Edna think about strikes?
(a) Strikes do not work.
(b) She's not sure.
(c) Strikes can work.
(d) Strikes are too risky.

11. Who helps Joe overcome his fear of fighting for a living wage and make up his mind?
(a) His wife.
(b) Miller.
(c) Sol Feinberg.
(d) Lefty.

12. In Scene 2, what does Joe find when he arrives home from work at the end of the day?
(a) A new couch and chair.
(b) An old friend who had come to visit.
(c) A living room without furniture.
(d) The police waiting to arrest him.

13. What does it mean to "take a run-out powder?"
(a) Not show up as promised.
(b) Not leave when asked.
(c) Take medicine for an upset stomach.
(d) Take a quick trip somewhere.

14. What foods does Edna identify as being very important for maintaining the kids' health?
(a) Apples and oranges.
(b) Orange juice and grapefruits.
(c) Peaches and apple juice.
(d) Lemonade and grapefruits.

15. Who is the president as named in this scene?
(a) Truman.
(b) Johnson.
(c) Roosevelt.
(d) Hoover.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Fayette's attitude toward unskilled workers?

2. How is Miller treated at the beginning of the meeting?

3. Who does Joe accuse of racketeering?

4. What does Fatt do to send the Gunman back to his original position?

5. What is the role of the character chewing on a toothpick?

(see the answer keys)

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